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Mimaki launches two new digital textile printers

Mimaki launches two new digital textile printers
 Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, has today announced the addition of the Mimaki TS100-1600 and the Mimaki Tiger-1800B MkIII Printer high-performance textile printers to its printer portfolio.

The TS100-1600, Mimaki’s latest addition to its ‘100 series’ portfolio, is an affordable, high-quality system that is the ideal choice for companies looking to add their first digital sublimation printing solution or expand their production capacity.

Hybrid’s Managing Director, Brett Newman commented: “The opportunity for printers to adopt dye-sub printing is significant, as with an increase in demand for personalisation, bespoke prints and custom décor, the new TS100-1600 offers companies a low-cost route into this proven technology.”

Available from April 2021, the TS100-1600 has a print width of 1,600mm and speed of 70m2/h in its fastest mode. In addition, the use of one-litre ink bottles helps reduce running costs and facilitates stable, continuous operation due to the reduced need for ink replacement. The printer is also equipped with a variety of renowned Mimaki technologies, including NCU (Nozzle Check Unit), NRS (Nozzle Recovery System), and DAS (Dot Adjustment System) function that automates dot position correction and feeding amount correction, thus reducing the need for operator intervention. While Mimaki’s RasterLink 7 RIP software is supplied as standard, printers purchasing the TS100-1600 can also choose to add TxLink4, an alternative Mimaki original RIP software platform.

Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager at Mimaki Europe explained further, saying: “The textile printing industry has seen a growing requirement for increased product variety, lower inventories and shorter delivery times. Add to that the economic challenges of 2020 and we recognised that the market needed a digital textile printer that combined high quality, on-demand output with low initial investment and cost-effective production. Having witnessed the success of our 100 series printers for similar reasons in other sectors, we knew that introducing a textile printer to this range would provide our customers with an opportunity to expand their businesses and seek new revenue opportunities, even amid these challenging times.”

The second new printer is the Tiger-1800B MkIII – the latest model of this high-speed, high-volume industrial textile printer range. Available as a high-quality direct-to-textile (reactive or direct sublimation) or sublimation transfer printing solution, the new Tiger-1800B MkIII has been developed with reliability and print accuracy at the forefront of the design process and features new software capabilities that help to increase productivity and reduce downtime.

Benckhuysen continued: “The textile industry is fast-moving, highly creative and leaves little room for error, so printers for this market require a robust system that will deliver the speed, quality and innovation needed to keep pace with this dynamic industry. The new capabilities of the Tiger-1800B MkIII build on those featured in successful predecessor models to meet these requirements head-on.”

The new features of the Tiger-1800B MkIII include the ‘Mimaki Printer Controller’ (MPC) software, which has been designed for ease-of-use and enables users to set up, operate and output data with one-touch, simple operation. Further, Its intuitive interface and functionality enable users to easily run automated overnight operation by sending multiple jobs with different settings to the print queue. In addition, the nozzle recovery function further reduces downtime by allowing production to continue if the printer encounters a nozzle malfunction.

The latest ‘TxLink4’ software also supports the Tiger-1800B MkIII. Its new ‘Parallel RIP function’ can manage multiple sets of print data at once to maximise productivity and the ‘Variable print function’ provides users with the flexibility to produce more innovative, creative apparel applications. This latest system has also been upgraded with 16-bit rendering to enable a smoother gradation expression and can handle high-speed data transfer thanks to its 10 GB-based Ethernet controller.

Brett Newman concluded: “The launch of these two important textile printers confirms Mimaki’s significant and ongoing commitment to delivering cutting edge fabric printing solutions that respond to specific demands within our industry.

“With such a variety of options across the Mimaki range, we are in an enviable position to assist companies as they invest in new opportunities, increase capacity or simply seek to meet the specific needs of their business.”

 For further details on Mimaki’s entire range of textile and dye sublimation printers, visit: www.hybridservices.co.uk

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